Where should we place the hands in salah?

On the chest, below the navel or above the navel.

Please reply with an authentic Hadith.




Sayyiduna Wa-il ibn Hujr (radiyallahu’anhu) says:

‘I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) place his right hand over his left hand, below his navel in salah.’

(Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 3959).



The narrators of this Hadith have been classified as authentic by Allamah Muhammad ‘Abid Sindi (rahimahullah)

(Atharus Sunan, pg.90).

Muhaddith Qasim ibn Qutlubugha (rahimahullah) and Shaykh Muhammad Hashim al-Tatwi (rahimahullah) have stated that the chain of narrators for this Hadith is good (jayyid).

(Dirhamus Surrah pgs.38, 40)

Also see footnotes of Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) on Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 3959.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar